How Much to Replace Brake Pads?

Keeping up with the maintenance of your car’s brake system is essential for the safety of yourself and other drivers on Kansas City roads and highways. Just as you need to monitor the color of your brake fluid and replace it at certain intervals, you will eventually need to replace your brake pads. When the time arrives, you’ll probably wonder: how much is it to replace brake pads? Our service department answers this question and more in the guide below!

On Average, How Much Does it Cost to Change Brake Pads?

Brake pad replacement costs will vary based on the make and model of each Shawnee Mission driver’s car. On average, a brake pad replacement costs $150 per axle for parts and labor. But this is just the average – the wider range for brake pad replacement is about $100 to $300 per axle.

How Much are Brake Pads Alone?

How much are new brake pads before you factor in the cost of labor? The cost of parts alone usually ranges from $35 to $150. Some brake pads are made from organic materials, which are on the lower side of the price range. Higher-priced brake pads consist of more durable materials like metal, and while they may be costlier, you’ll get what you pay for with greater heat resistance and better resilience against brake fade.

The answer to “How much is it to replace brake pads?” will also vary depending on where you take your car for service. Here at Hendrick Chevrolet Shawnee Mission, we pride ourselves on offering competitive service costs to our community – call us at (913) 305-3320 for a quote today!

Are Brakes and Brake Pads the Same?

Many Overland Park drivers use the terms interchangeably, but your car’s brakes and brake pads are two separate components.

  • When brakes are referred to, it’s speaking about the brake system in its entirety. This includes the brake pads, discs, calipers, rotors, lines, master cylinders, and possibly brake drums depending on the age of your vehicle.
  • Brake pads are just one component of the brake system. They apply pressure to the rotors or discs so your vehicle comes to a clean stop when you hit the brakes.

What is the Average Brake Pad Lifespan?

Most brake pads can last between 40,000 to 50,000 miles. Depending on how you drive, you might get additional or fewer miles from your brake pads. If you tend to slam the brakes down rather than coasting to stop, you’re straining the brake pads quite a bit and they may not last as long as they’re intended to.

How to Know if You Need Brake Pad Replacement

There are some very clear signals you’ll notice when the brake pads need to be replaced:

  • Your brakes are squealing or squeaking
  • The brake pedal vibrates when idling
  • The brake service indicator light is illuminated
  • You can hear a grinding metal sound
  • A visual inspection shows that the brake pads are less than ¼ inch thick

Schedule Brake Pad Service at Hendrick Chevrolet Shawnee Mission

If your car is exhibiting any of the aforementioned warning signs, you should schedule a service appointment without delay. The service techs at Hendrick Chevrolet Shawnee Mission will inspect your brake system and if the brake pads need replacing, we can do so in a timely manner. Our service and parts specials often offer savings on brake pads and brake service, keeping the essential maintenance of your vehicle budget-friendly.

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